Today, the number of recognised therapeutic approaches continues to grow into the hundreds, which can be overwhelming for those seeking help. During my integrative training, I came to understand there are merits to many modalities. I endeavour to facilitate a compassionate process of helping you share your challenges and lessen the toll on your emotional health. Particular emphasis is placed on providing you with warm, non-judgemental and humanistic care. Whilst my core focus is to provide person-centred support, I have a keen interest in pluralistic and existential therapy and also recognise cognitive-behavioural techniques can be helpful for some difficulties.
My flexible approach takes into account your individual circumstances and is based on the belief (or credence!) that people can achieve change, overcome adversity and develop skills to withstand life’s challenges. Overall, my approach is based on the premise of empowerment and autonomy. Ultimately I strive for the counselling process to be one in which you feel heard, supported and respected.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
For more information about counselling modalities, perhaps take a look at the National Counselling Society.
I hold the following qualifications:
• Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2017)
• Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2016)
• Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Professional
• Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (2014)
• Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse Bereavement Care)
My background includes serving more than three years as a volunteer for the UK national charity Cruse Bereavement Care. I also spent several years living and working in the USA. This combined life experience enables me to work with a diversity of circumstances, including different age groups and ethnicities, those suffering anxiety and/or depression, and people suffering in the aftermath of loss.